Irish Beef Stew


I got this recipe from a friend who recently vacationed in Ireland. This is one of my favorite easy dinners! The stout beer really adds a great flavor.

close up view of Irish Beef Stew in a crockpot
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks

  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks

  • 1 white onion, cut into large chunks

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle Irish stout beer (e.g. Guinness(r))

  • 1 tablespoon cold water

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss beef cubes with flour to coat, then fry in the hot oil until browned. Place the carrots, potatoes, onion and garlic in a large slow cooker. Place the meat on top of the vegetables. Mix together the beef broth and tomato paste and pour into the slow cooker along with the beer.

  2. Cover and cook on High for 6 hours or Low for 8 hours. During the last hour before serving, dissolve the cornstarch in cold water and then stir into the broth. Simmer on the High setting for a few minutes to thicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

597 Calories
27g Fat
63g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 597
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 498mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 64mg 319%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1925mg 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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